complete linkedin profile

Completing your Linkedin profile is probably more important today than even updating your resume.   Even when you are not looking for a job, you should complete your Linkedin profile.   It is your online marketing tool to show off your skill sets and it can work for you 24/7 to attract attention in the

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what would you give up to be happy

A friend shared a great article with me called 15 Things You Should Give Up In Order to be Happy.  This list was a great eye opener.  While this list was not career specific, I find it very applicable to work.  I did have some trouble absorbing all 15 things, so I have grouped this

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difficult job

What do you think is the toughest job in the world?  I am sure there are many including the one in this picture.  All joking aside, for me, I can think of the toughest job that is often overlooked.  Here are some clues as to what this job is.  Can you guess? You don’t discover

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top10

Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a great holiday.  It’s amazing how time flies when you are enjoying yourself with family and friends.   To start this year off, I want to share the top 10 most popular posts for on the job and job search advice from this blog based on #

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Thank you for your continuing interest and support.  I am excited that over 5000 unique visitors from 100+ countries have checked out this blog in the last 30 days.  Please pass this blog along to anyone that may find it helpful.  I am pleased to announce 3 new features to further help you use this

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An job interview is a two-way street.  You are there to demonstrate your qualifications, but you are also there to get more information.  So always be prepared to ask some questions in an interview, if time permits.  Most interviews are structured so that you can ask questions in the last 5 or 10 minutes. Here

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I came across a cool definition of life accidentally while doing some research on the MarketingSherpa for my business. It defines the four key element of life.  Before I read what it was, I thought perhaps it’s family, work, friends, and community. Many of us think of our life in these buckets. I was pleasantly

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Lots of people love the idea of working from home.   With the daily 9-5 routine at a corporate cubicle, the luxury of working from home on your own business definitely represents “greener grass.”  Well, before you decide to do it, you may want to hear my story. This story will also apply to those

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Welcome to 2011!   I wanted to share with you a piece of paper I have had on my fridge for the last 5 years.  It’s an interview by Oprah of Maya Angelou on her 70+ birthday.  This interview happened a decade ago but Maya Angelou’s words seem timeless.  In case you have not read it,

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roller coaster

It’s the season to be thankful.  As we wrap up 2010, it is important to look back and take stock of all that happened this year.  There may have been both ups and downs but what is really important is what I have learned from them. I learned that it takes patience to achieve anything. 

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There are 3 things that are I believe is absolutely true about being laid off It will happen to you and me at least once in our life time, but more likely multiple times. It sucks every time it happens no matter how prepared or unprepared we are.  There is no escaping feeling at least

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It doesn't matter if we went to the best universities or business schools, many times our career vision are tunneled to only those careers that are considered hot trends in school (e.g., consulting, investment banking, engineering, accounting, doctors, lawyers, scientist). Here are three examples of other careers I wish I knew about earlier.

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If you just graduated from college, finding a job and starting work will be a major life transition.  Here is a good resource that aggregated the top 100 career advice for recent grads by category Job hunting Interviews and resumes Preparing for the working world Finding your passion Career advice Inspiration and Motivation What not

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No man or woman is an island, so we are all affected by others’ opinions.  Sometimes the opinions of others helps us see clearly but many times other people’s opinions can sway our confidence and our fundamental career decisions.  You begin to second guess yourself and your decisions.   You begin to make decisions based on

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One of the advice you hear often and I listed on my last post is: Do what you love and money will follow.   Is this good advice?  Tony Robbins definitely thinks so.  Just last December on Larry King live, Tony gave this exact advice, by telling the story about  Katherine Joosten from “Desperate Housewives”

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